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“thermal pools”(69 reviews)
“hottest pool”(16 reviews)
“changing rooms”(23 reviews)
State Highway 1&5 | Wairakei, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your looking for a place to rest and relax with your family, friends or significant other then this is the place for you. The atmosphere is inviting and tranquil. During the day this place would be great but we think it really comes into...More

Thank madmecanik
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wairakei Terraces is a delightful and relaxing set of thermal/mineral pools, set in green surroundings where birds are in the trees all around. The pools vary in temperature and you can easily move between them depending how warm you like your soaking experience. The age...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going here, there is no children allowed so very relaxing! There are three different hot pools with different temperatures.

Thank val m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place and would come back again. We had a two for one ticket so well worth it - otherwise seem a bit pricey especially as the walk is a separate price. Girl on the desk was a bit bored with the spiel when...More

Thank busy4mum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place for a hot swim, unfortunately the two times I’ve been there the Maori janitor has been extremely rude and obnoxious so watchout for him!

Thank brosiebuilders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a quick stop off on the road and thought the short walk was lovely. I looked at the pools and they looked so inviting I just wanted to jump in- will be returning for a lovely swim at some point.

Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous pools with beautiful surroundings! We went at dusk which was lovely. Very well maintained pools and the staff were so friendly and informative. Will go here every time I'm in Taupo from now on.

Thank Ashrhian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting nestled amongst trees. The pools range in temp and you can sit up along the sides of the pool. Can get really hot so would recommend taking a plastic bottle of water (nothing else is allowed in the pools). Also take jandals/flip...More

Thank shilohmilo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit after your busy trip. We’ve been here together with friends on the last day of our quick holiday. Relaxing ambience. Gosh! The pools are awesome. Our bodies is rejuvnated!

Thank BaguioBaby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a couple on a super cold morning while staying in Taupo. Beautiful pools at varying temperatures in a relaxed and peaceful environment. The grounds and facilities are all clean and well maintained. We really enjoyed our visit and will definitely return when...More

Thank landa795
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May 8, 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I would say that this is not suitable for a picnic. The area is cpmpact, grassy areas are not accessible as they are close to a very hot stream. This is a quiet adult only place to relax in the water.
September 2, 2017|
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Response from wez6699 | Reviewed this property |
We bought half price tickets from grabone. They are on sale again now. Best hot pools experience weve had. I phoned ahead to check if we needed to book and told to just turn up. I bought more grabone tickets for these... More
October 2, 2016|
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Response from BonnieTaupo | Reviewed this property |
just turn up , huge pools, beautiful walk around, but have to pay for pool. have a look at grab one, often specials there.